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A Raging Pemigewasset River In New Hampshire Just North Of Plymouth.

by Anura Guruge

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Raging Pemigewasset River in North of Plymouth New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

Just a few miles upstream at Blair Bridge, Campton.

Blair Covered Bridge in Campton, New Hampshire.

Yes, we have had a lot of rain and there is snow melt from the North.

We had lunch, riverside, in Campton and watched the river for over an hour. It was full, but wasn’t raging.

This was a few miles South on Route 3 just before you get to Plymouth. It is below the road and I caught a glimpse … turned the van around and went and parked. By then it was raining hard. But, I got out and clamoured down the slope. It was sure worth it. WOW. Felt like it was a scene from China. Discovered their is a path that I could have followed. Will use it next time.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans: Plymouth/Plimoth, Mass. — August 11, 2017.

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I Bought An “Aleve Direct Therapy” TENS Unit From Walmart (Plymouth, NH) Yesterday.

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Wasn’t too difficult to find. It was with, as I expected, the other BIG medical units (blood pressure monitors etc.) that Walmart sells in its Pharmacy section. After I had already put a unit into my cart we discovered that Walmart had an entire ‘endcap’ display dedicated to these TENS units — with lots of signs and a non-working display model.

I was surprised by how small it was. But I guess that makes sense. You don’t want a big, bulky, heavy unit stuck to your back.

I was also impressed about how meticulous they were in including everything you need in the box and clearly listing them on the outside — so as to avoid any confusion. It is READY to use straight out of the bog. Batteries and even a small screwdriver are included. Very slick. Bravo.

And there is a “no questions asked” 30-day money back guarantee. That is GREAT.

Paid $49.88.

So do NOT buy the $69 “Core Product” version … even on Amazon (and I say this as an Amazon shareholder).

Deanna tried it out this morning. Had to reinsert the batteries in the main unit to get it to work.

Said it was GOOD. That it was strong. The impulses aren’t as strong as those of her professional-grade wired unit, BUT she said it was ‘enough’ and good.

So …

There you have it. Available from Walmart, ready to run, with a 30-day money back guarantee and Deanna says it works!

What more could you ask for?

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“Enter The Haggis”, Once An Exciting Celtic Rock Band, At The “Flying Monkey”, Plymouth, NH, March 18, 2016.

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A YouTube video, from 2008, clearly showing what they used to sound like
— a bona fide Celtic Rock Band.

flyingmokeylogoWe saw them, maybe 9 to 10 years ago at an New Hampshire ‘Highland Games‘ — one of the three that were not held in Loon. I think we actually went to those games (under protest because we did NOT like the move away from Loon) specifically to see “Enter the Haggis” and our perennial favorites “The Brigadoons“. “Enter the Haggis” did NOT disappoint. They rocked despite having to perform in a dingy, straw strewn barn. We loved them. We wanted to see them again. BUT they never played at the ‘Highland Games‘ again.

Today, I just happened to see in a Concord paper that they were playing at (Alex Ray’s (as in the “Common Man“)) “Flying Monkey” in Plymouth, New Hampshire on Friday, March 18, 2016. Just wanted to share that with YOU. I watched their latest videos on their Website. They have changed, evolved. The Celtic sound, in my opinion, has been compromised BUT I could be wrong. Anywho. They were once big and exciting. IF we have the time (and with the way the stock market is tanking the money) we might go to see them. But, you can go without us. SMILE.

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Devanee As A Part Of The Alton Central School (ACS) Team Takes Part In Her First Cross Country Meet.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This was Devanee’s very first sporting event at Alton (not counting the skiing).

She had been avoiding sports but this year, now that she is back at ACS, I insisted that she did something. Though I have tried she refuses to run with me. So she is still getting into the swing of things with this running. IF she can build up her endurance she should do quite well because she has the build for long distance running.

Yesterday was brutally hot.

The meet was at the Laconia Middle School which is right by Opechee Park — and some of the run (which was twice around the same 1 mile course) was on the banks of the lake. That was pretty nice. To my amazement none of the kids, despite the heat, hit the water. I would have, on the second lap.

A lot of teams participated: Laconia, Inter-Lakes, Winnisquam, Belmont, Plymouth, Barnstead, Gilford etc. The total field counting both the boys and the girls had to have been close to 200. It was impressive. It was well organized.

They walked the course to begin with — which I gather is the norm for all meets. So in that heat, 80F, they first had to walk 1 mile before running it twice.

Though I was dressed to go out to dinner, with Laconia mayoral hopeful Ed Engler, I walked the course — because I can’t stand around doing nothing. I had run 2.25 miles earlier in the day, so I would end up covering the same distance as the kids (though I ran up Prospect Mountain Road, with the elevation).

Devanee, given that she has only been running for less than 2 weeks, didn’t do that great. But she finished. That alone was good.

One of the Alton girls, an 8th grader, whose name I do not know, came in 2nd. She was impressive. She even led the field (for the girls) at one point. She has a good action. She will do well. IF she got some personal, scientific coaching she could win some of these events.

The Alton coach, Alan Barrett, who is a marathon runner (and ran in this years famous Boston Marathon), is very good and committed. He is not a teacher at the school. He comes in just to do cross-country. I have talked to him a few times now. Very nice person. I am glad. Very supportive of the kids.

They have track meets every week now. It is unlikely that it will ever be as hot as it was yesterday. I assume it will be more or less these same teams every week. Will be interesting to see how the kids progress.

Stay tuned. Next week is in Gilford. 

Ten In New Hampshire: Restaurants (Non-Buffet) In Central NH, Worth The Drive.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

.by Anura Guruge

A series of personal lists to share ‘MY New Hampshire’ with any interested reader.
In no particular order other than trying to intersperse the Chinese restaurants so they don’t all appear together.

The Italian Farmhouse. Part of the Alex Ray, 'Common Man' empire.

The Italian Farmhouse. Part of the Alex Ray, ‘Common Man’ empire.

Restaurants (Non-Buffet) In Central NH, Worth The Drive.

.1. The Italian Farmhouse– Plymouth.

.2. Green Ginger — Tilton. Œ

.3. Mame’s — Meredith.

.4. Red Arrow Diner

.5. West Lake
. Œ

.6. Common Man— Ashland.

.7. Peking Tokyo
— Gilford. Œ

.8. Giuseppe’s— Meredith.

.9. Walter’s Basin — Holderness.

10. Fratellos — Laconia.

Œ — Chinese.

Mame's in Meredith. Classy adult dining.

Mame’s in Meredith. Classy adult dining.